Professor of Political Science and CAWP Senior Scholar
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Susan J. Carroll

Susan J. Carroll is professor of political science and women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University and senior scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Her books include: More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to State Legislatures (Oxford 2013, with Kira Sanbonmatsu); Women as Candidates in American Politics (Second Edition, Indiana 1994); Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (Third Edition, Cambridge 2014, with Richard L. Fox); Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (Oxford 2003); and The Impact of Women in Public Office (Indiana 2001). Carroll also has published numerous journal articles and book chapters focusing on women candidates, voters, elected officials, and political appointees in the United States. Carroll is a founder and former president of the Organized Section for Women and Politics Research of the American Political Science Association, and she currently co-edits the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics, a book series published by the University of Michigan Press. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies Award of the Political Studies Association in the United Kingdom as well as the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus of the Midwest Political Science Association. As a nationally recognized expert on women’s political participation, Carroll is frequently called upon for media commentary.